While Packers fans (and the rest of the NFL) wait for news on the Aaron Rodgers front, head coach Matt LaFleur and the team are looking forward to next season. The team announced their finalized 2023 coaching staff earlier today, a list that includes many familiar names in a few new positions.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) March 10, 2023
Coaching Staff includes Three Promotions
The highlight of the coaching staff announcement was the news that 2022 special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will now take on the role of assistant head coach while keeping his special teams role. Bisaccia was a welcome addition to the staff last year, turning around an abysmal special teams unit and helping Keisean Nixon become the first Packer to earn first-team All-Pro honors as a kick returner since 1976.
The two other in-house promotions both came on the defensive side of the ball. 2022 safeties coach Ryan Downard will now serve as the defensive back coach, likely working closely with recently hired passing game coordinator Greg Williams. Jason Rebrovich, who spent last year as the outside linebackers coach, will stay close by as he takes over as the team’s pass rush specialist in 2023.
A Few New Faces at 1265 Lombardi Ave
While it may not be in roles many Packers fans were hoping to see (defensive coordinator), Coach LaFleur did make four new additions to the coaching staff.
As mentioned above and previously announced by the team, Greg Williams is joining Joe Barry’s defensive staff as the pass game coordinator. Williams brings an impressive track record to Titletown, spending the last four years with Arizona Cardinals. Under his eye, the 2022 Cardinals cornerbacks shutdown opposing defenses, allowing only 10.10 yards per completion, the lowest in team history since the 1970 merger.
Rob Grosso also comes to the Packers by way of Arizona, spending the last three seasons as their defensive quality control coach. In Green Bay, Grosso will be the 2023 offensive quality control coach for Matt LaFleur, his first time in an NFL offensive role.
Joining Rich Bisaccia’s special teams group as special teams quality control coach is former NFL player Kyle Wilber. Wilber is a former NFL linebacker and special teams contributor who played a total of 10 seasons before retiring in 2021. His last four seasons were spent in Oakland/Las Vegas with Bisaccia’s Raiders, so it makes sense why he’s getting his first coaching experience under his old coach.
Finally, Tim Lester is the last new name on the 2023 coaching staff. Working as a defensive senior analyst, Lester is also getting his first look at coaching in the League after a long career in the college ranks. Lester spent the last six seasons a quick jaunt over Lake Michigan as the head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos, his alma mater.
Full 2023 Green Bay Packers Coaching Staff
- Adam Stenavich – Offensive Coordinator
- Jason Vrable – Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
- Luke Butkus – Offensive Line
- Tom Clements – Quarterbacks
- John Dunn – Tight Ends
- Ben Sirmans – Running Backs
- Connor Lewis – Assistant Quarterbacks
- Ryan Mahaffey – Assistant Offensive Line
- Quinshon Odom – Coaching Assistant (Minority Fellowship)
- Ramsen Golpashin – Offensive Quality Control
- Rob Grosso – Offensive Quality Control
- Joe Barry – Defensive Coordinator
- Jerry Montgomery – Defensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
- Greg Williams – Passing Game Coordinator
- Ryan Downard – Defensive Backs
- Kirk Olivadotti – Inside Linebackers
- Jason Rebrovich – Pass Rush Specialist
- Tim Lester – Senior Analyst
- Wendel Davis – Defensive Quality Control
- Justin Hood – Defensive Quality Control
- Rich Bisaccia – Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
- Byron Storer – Assistant Special Teams
- Kyle Wilber – Special Teams Quality Control
Strength and Conditioning
- Chris Gizzi – Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
- Thadeus Jackson – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
- Mark Lovat – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
- Grant Thorne – Strength & Conditioning Assistant
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